Living with a roommate requires a lot of communication and cooperation, but the rules change when you live in a single dorm room. Living away from home for the first time can be both exciting and stressful, whether you’re living with a roommate or on your own. There are both advantages and disadvantages to living in a single dorm room; so keep reading to learn all about them!
1. The Dresscode
You can be NAKED all the time (until you leave your room).
2. The Noise
You can blast music whenever you want because you don’t have a roommate to bother.
3. The Sleep
You can sleep like a baby; no one will wake you up with their loud snoring or obnoxious alarm.
4. The Lack Of Drama
The stresses of whether your roommate likes you or wants to put shaving cream on your face while you’re sleeping…and take a picture…are no longer a worry.
5. The Lack Of Sexiling
Having your own room provides the perfect lovemaking shack for you and your bae.
6. The Getaway
A single dorm room is a place where you can unwind and not have to see or speak to anyone.
7. The Forced Socialization
Having a single dorm room forces you to make friends outside your suite, which is actually a positive thing. You pretty much HAVE to go out of your way to make friends, which might be scary, but helps improve your social skills!
8. The Meeting Spot Solution
Your room becomes the main meeting place for you and your friends to watch TV, study or just chill together.
9. The Private Gym
Your room becomes your personal workout room when it’s too cold to walk to the campus gym.
10. The Study Space
It is quiet enough for your room to become your personal library. The best part is no one kicks you out after 2 a.m. and you can study as long as you want, and are free to drink and eat food.
11. The Ability To Really Learn About Yourself
Living alone = lots of time to get to know yourself. Who knows, you could find out that you actually really enjoy living solo.
12. The Independence
No one is there to rescue you, your roommate won’t be there to unlock the door for you when you’ve lost your keys. No one is there to offer a life preserver if you’re drowning. Sink or swim? Living the single dorm room life teaches you that the choice is up to you!
1. The Isolation
When you need someone to talk to and can’t go see your friends on different campuses, meet your new venting buddy, the wall!
2. The Lack Of Bonding
Many other students who have an actual roommate become so close and you soon realize there is no room for you to squeeze into their bubble.
3. The Need For A Therapist (Sort Of)
Your person to talk to when you are in your single dorm room, down on life, becomes your mom. Because again, your only other option is the wall.
4. The Increase In Procrastination
It’s always a potential problem for college students, but with a single dorm room, there is no one there to motivate you or tell you, “study!”
If you are one of the few college students who would up with a single dorm room, don’t panic! Sure, there are a few downfalls, but in the end, there are tons of pros too!
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My name is Nicolette Takach, I am a Sophomore at Rutgers University. Right now I am minoring in Psychology and majoring in Exercise Science, but I also love English. I grew up in a small town in New Jersey and have 2 parents, and one older brother. I also have two cats. In high school I was shy and uncomfortable with everyone because most people seemed to be immature and I just didn’t fit in with that crowd. I played Softball in high school and continue playing it now in college. I love listening to people’s stories and giving advice, but I also love writing. Therefore writing for SRtrends seems like a fun thing to do. I love music also, although I can’t sing or play, but I can appreciate it. I am really into bands such as Queen, Beatles, and Mama’s and Papa’s, but also new bands such as 5sos, One Direction, and The Janoskians.